STEIN am RHEIN, literally, Stone by the Rhine, and originally just a fishing village, is a small town with just about 3500 inhabitants. The more than 1000 years old historic medieval center, still with the old gate towers and walls, is full of the most beautiful old houses with fantastic frescoes painted on many of the facades. Most of them around the town hall square. Some of the buildings, including three churches and the Hohenklingen castle, high over the town, are listed as Swiss Heritage Sites. One of the buildings, a former inn, is now restaurant Rother Ochsen where we had a delicious lunch. To the north of Stein am Rhein, and on the road to the castle, there are a lot of vineyards with a great view of the little town and the river.
For our visit to Stein am Rhein we stayed at See & Park Hotel Feldbach in Steckborn at a 13th-century monastery. Remember to ask for a room with a lake view 😊